Life is like a wheel. In my case it is quite a big wheel. One minute I am at the top. Then, almost without warning, at rock-bottom.
It is a cycle that seems top repeat itself with monotonous frequency. It is a cycle that has got me looking into a whole range of other options for making a living.
Starting a business is one of my options. The main problem is lack of capital. I had a small amount of capital nine years ago when I was retrenched. That went very quickly. My wife was petrified that a business would swallow up the funds and then fail, leaving us with nothing. As it happened, the finds went, leaving us with nothing.
This time there is an extra complication. The client ( a very major company) has not paid my employer. They are not too worried, but the agent that employed me and pays me has panicked. He has not been paid for four months and refuses to pay me before he is certain of payment.
So I sit at home awaiting my September payment. We live on fresh air. Life has become bleak.
It is amazing that so much can change so quickly.